Blog and Cadet News

Joint Brigade Pass in Review

posted by Kearny JROTC

    This year's annual Joint Brigade Pass in Review took place at Lincoln High School on May 20th. We would like to congratulate all of the cadets who were awarded and recognized along with those involved with the change of command. Thank you to all of those who participated and helped to continue this long standing tradition. 
    -c/SGT Peterson


Ice Skating Fundraiser Announcement!

posted May 16, 2017, 4:17 PM by Kearny JROTC   [ updated May 18, 2017, 7:10 PM ]

    We welcome you to join us at our Ice Skating Fundraiser. It will be taking place on Friday June 9th from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the San Diego Ice Arena with provided food and water. Buy your tickets at the JROTC office for $15 before they get sold out!
    -c/SGT Peterson

Award Ceremony 2016-17

posted May 4, 2017, 11:35 PM by Kearny JROTC   [ updated May 4, 2017, 11:47 PM ]

On May 2nd, cadets celebrated the Award Ceremony, an event where the Army Instructors and guest speakers recognized cadets who worked tremendously hard and demonstrated both leadership and academic excellence. Many of our cadets received many awards and we proudly congratulate them on their success. Additionally, the new battalion staff was introduced and we certainly know that they'll lead us with loyal cooperation so that as a battalion, we can reach many objectives next year. Thank you all for coming.
- Battalion S5

Award Ceremony 2016-17

2017-2018 Battalion Staff

posted May 4, 2017, 8:01 PM by Kearny JROTC   [ updated May 8, 2017, 11:30 AM ]

Congratulations to the hard working cadets who have been selected to become our new Battalion Staff for the 2016-2017 school year!

Battalion Commander: c/2LT Eryn Little
Battalion Command Sergeant Major: c/CSM Eric Mains
Battalion Executive Officer: c/CPT Gemma Samoy
S1: c/CPL James Nguyen
S2: c/SFC Tien Nguyen
S3: c/CPL Brandon Bavongkhoun
S4: c/2LT Jacob Franco
S5: c/SGT Krista Peterson
S6: c/SFC Monica Nguyen

Linda Vista Parade

posted Apr 25, 2017, 8:56 PM by Kearny JROTC   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 1:44 PM ]

On Saturday April 22nd, many of our Kearny cadets participated in the annual Linda Vista Parade. Our volunteers, including our dedicated Color Guard, Armed Drill, and Unarmed Drill team marched in front of hundreds of people at the fair dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and understanding. We would like to thank all of those who were there to help represent our school and our JROTC program!
    - c/SGT Peterson 


SDUSD Joint Brigade Staff Applications

posted Mar 24, 2017, 10:48 AM by Kearny JROTC

1. The Joint Brigade Selection Board for SY 2017-2018 will be held at JROTC Headquarters on Wednesday 10 MAY 17. This Board will select the Joint Cadet Brigade Commander, XO, Senior NCOIC and the Joint Staff.


2.  The continued success of our JROTC Program significantly hinges on the quality of OUR Cadet Joint Brigade Staff. They represent the entire SDUSD Cadet Corps when they meet or communicate with educators, community leaders and other students. Their appearance, professionalism and conduct are a direct reflection of our program and we need to ensure that we continue to be represented by our best and brightest cadets.  I encourage top cadets to consider serving in the District Joint Brigade Staff. I commend this year’s staff as they raised the bar to a higher level in the areas of leadership, innovation and unit communication. We need to continue to put forth dedicated cadets with these excellent academic and personal achievements to further demonstrate the quality of program.


3. Submit a completed SDUSD-Form 43 (attached) to 1SG Olson NLT 26 APR 17.


4. Once all nominations have been submitted, an interview schedule with detailed instructions will be produced and disseminated NLT 3 MAY 17.


Battalion Staff 2017-2018

posted Mar 23, 2017, 11:13 AM by Kearny JROTC   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 12:07 PM ]

Applications are now available if you're interested in serving for our Kearny AJROTC 2017-2018 Battalion Staff !! 
Last day to turn in the applications is on APRIL 10 ! Please feel free to ask your company commanders for a copy of the application. 

c/2LT Tran

Cadet Ball 2017

posted Mar 19, 2017, 7:47 PM by Kearny JROTC   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 8:59 PM ]

On March 18th, hundreds of cadets from thirteen different schools from our JROTC 8th Brigade came together at the annual Cadet Ball which took place in the grand ballroom of the Town and Country Resort. The event started off with the Color Guard’s Presentation of Colors. Next, a full course dinner was served to all of the attendants, as the program director for the west coast’s Army JROTC schools spoke as the guest speaker. Afterward, the elected members of the Royal Court from each school were presented along with the Honor Guard’s Arch of Swords. Finally, cadets celebrated and ended the night with dancing. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with the event and we hope you all had a great time! 

        -c/SGT Peterson


Honor Unit with Distinction

posted Mar 16, 2017, 10:26 PM by Kearny JROTC   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 3:03 PM ]

On March 9th, a representative from the 8th Brigade came to evaluate our unit. This involved reviewing our cadet portfolios, interviews, and several of our cadets, including the battalion staff giving a briefing on our service learning project and continuous improvement project. We would like the congratulate the cadets involved as we were given a very high score of 99.03% and therefore awarded the gold star which our Kearny cadets will now be wearing on the uniforms.
        -c/SGT Peterson

Academic Team - JLAB Competition Results

posted Mar 16, 2017, 4:21 PM by Kearny JROTC   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 3:04 PM ]

On February 14th, our Academic Team competed in this year’s JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB). Through much time, effort, and determination, they placed as one of the top twenty schools on the western side of the United States. We would like to congratulate them on their academic excellence and success on traveling to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., to compete in the final round. Please congratulate the following cadets on their academic superiority over hundreds of schools in America: Brandon Bavongkhoun, Jacob Franco, Krista Peterson, Christina Tran, and Lesley Warner.

    - c/CPL Bui

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